The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association will hold its next Central New Jersey meeting on June 21, 2012 at Gamka Sales Company, 983 New Durham Road, Edison, NJ 08817. The meeting is open to all NJLCA members and to those who are interested in learning more about the association. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, although early birds are welcome to get a head start at 5:30. The June event will feature a barbecue, brief chainsaw safety presentation, a chainsaw furniture building demo and two competitions to determine the best of the best. The first challenge will test the skills of Zero Turn Mower operators in a timed race through an obstacle course. The second competition will test the skills of those who can most safely cut through a log in the quickest time with a chain saw. A brand new Husqvarna trimmer will be given to the winner of the Zero Turn Mower Race and the person with the fastest cutting time will get a brand new Husqvarna chainsaw. Runners up will be awarded trophies. The NJLCA, Gamka and Husqvarna hosted a similar event at this time last year and the 2011 winners are welcome to come to protect their crowns. All attendees will earn PLANET CEU’s for participation in the meeting and seminar on How to Operate a Chain Saw and Do It Safely, which includes a live demonstration on the proper use of personal protective equipment. The event is a great opportunity for those preparing for the Landscape Industry Certified exam to participate in an interactive demonstration of what they can expect to be tested on.

All attendees are asked to preregister by calling NJLCA headquarters at 201-703-3600 or e-mailing to and advising their name, company and number of attendees. If you are planning to compete in the contests, please let us know.